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For this assignment, you will write a reflection paper that addresses the questions listed below. You are to use the textbook readings, unit lessons, and required unit resources assigned in the unit to complete the assignment. Also, use your personal experience when addressing the questions below.
Why do we have police?
Explain how the role of the police has evolved in the past 20 years.
What are your first impressions of your local police department?
What purpose do they serve in the community?
What do we want them to do?
What do they do that other government agencies do not do?
What do we do if they engage in misconduct?
Your reflection paper should be a minimum of two pages in length, not counting the title or reference pages. Please use APA Style when developing this assignment. In-text citations and references will be required for all sources that are used. Please note that no abstract is needed.
Brandl, S. G. (2017). Police in America. SAGE.
Hess, K. M., Orthmann, H. C., & Cho, H. L. (2017). Introduction to law enforcement and criminal justice (12th
ed.). Cengage Learning.
Walker, S., & Katz, C. M. (2018). The police in America: An introduction (9th ed.). McGraw-Hill.
Suggested Unit Resources
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The following article discusses community policing strategies. These policing strategies have been
purportedly initiated by several police departments nationwide to address notable issues such as crime,
neighborhood disorder, and fear of crime.
Crowl, J. N. (2017, October). The effect of community policing on fear and crime reduction, police legitimacy
and job satisfaction: An empirical review of the evidence. Police Practice & Research, 18(5), 449–